Angling for a fish­ing award

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THE Biggen­den Am­a­teur Fish­ing Club pre­sen­ta­tion day was held at Par­adise Dam on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 11.

Even though it was pre­dicted to be ex­tremely hot, it turned out to be quite pleas­ant and the day was en­joyed by 31 mem­bers.

The first meet­ing for the year was held, fol­lowed by an en­joy­able lunch of prawns, oys­ters and bar­be­cue then an ar­ray of de­li­cious sweets.

Pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies for the 2016 fish­ing year fin­ished off the day.

Con­grat­u­la­tions go to the Cham­pion An­gler for the year, Tyler Roberts.

The Mait­land Fam­ily Tro­phy was again won by the Roberts fam­ily.

The David Plat­ten Me­mo­rial Tro­phy was won by Rus­sell Mait­land.

The club will hold its an­nual Ju­nior Kids Fish­ing Day on March 11.

This year it will be held at Mingo Cross­ing due to un­suit­able fish­ing at Par­adise Dam from ex­cess weed along the banks.

WIN­NERS ARE GRINNERS: Biggen­den So­cial Fish­ing Club's win­ners for the 2016 sea­son re­ceived their tro­phies at Par­adise Dam. PHO­TOS: JOHN ROKESKY

Biggen­den Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Lofty Wendt presents the Mait­land Fam­ily tro­phy to the Roberts fam­ily.

Biggen­den Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Lofty Wendt presents Riley Pym wih a num­ber of awards, in­clud­ing the best ju­nior salt­wa­ter an­gler.

PHOTO: JOHN ROKESKY

RIGHT: Neale Mait­land was named the se­nior fresh­wa­ter an­gler. FAR RIGHT: Biggen­den Am­a­teur Fish­ing Club's cham­pion an­gler, Tyler Roberts.

Ta­tiana Pym, with a 76cm span­ish mack­eral, took out the best salt­wa­ter fish for a ju­nior.

Ruth Rokesky was named the best fe­male salt­wa­ter an­gler.

Gail Roberts took out the best skinned fish with a 48cm cat­fish.

Rus­sell Mait­land re­ceived the Doug Plat­ten Me­mo­rial award.

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